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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Ariane

Principal Conductor, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen

The 2023/24 season sees Ariane embarking on her second season as Principal Conductor of the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen. Symphonic highlights include works by Ligeti, Mozart, Debussy and Prokofiev. The season also sees Ariane debut with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and she will return to Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, and Orchestre Metropolitain, among others.

Previous guest conductor engagements have included regular appearances with leading ensembles such as Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, WDR, Frankfurt Radio and MDR Symphony Orchestras, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.

On the opera stage, the 2023/24 season will see Ariane make her debut at Stuttgart Staatsoper and Hamburg Staatsoper conducting Bizet's Carmen. Opera engagements in recent years included a production of Puccini's La bohème at the Royal Opera House; a re-invitation brought her to the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg for a new production of Samson et Dalila and in the summer of 2022 she conducted Bizet's Carmen in a production by Calixto Bieito at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet.

Today, Ariane’s repertoire covers numerous operas to a wide spectrum of symphonic works and ballets, from the music of the Baroque period to contemporary compositions. Ariane’s discography includes a Grammy nomination for her Capriccio recording of both piano concertos by Zara Levina with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. For the Capriccio label, she has also recorded the works of Johanna Doderer as well as a CD with music by Francis Poulenc and Jean Françaix.

In recognition of her achievements in French musical life and representing French culture abroad, Ariane Matiakh was awarded “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts des Lettres” in 2022.

Ariane is based in Strasbourg, France

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Season Highlights

Sep 2024
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Bizet Carmen
Oct 2024
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Smetana Moldau from Ma Vlast Dusapin Waves Dvořák The Water Goblin Roussel Bacchus and Ariane Suite No. 2
Dec 2024
La Monnaie
Karlsson Fanny and Alexander (World Premiere)




  • Akademiekonzert

    Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim
    Jul 2023
    • Die charismatische Dirigentin Ariane Matiakh inspirierte das Nationaltheater Orchester an diesem Abend zu Höchstleistungen; da schien einfach die Chemie zu stimmen, Musizierlust, unbändige Energie und kontrollierte Hingabe ließen den berühmten Funken überspringen. Mit brillanter und klarer Zeichengebung sorgte sie nicht nur für opulente Farbentfaltung und Präzision, sondern ließ die Instrumentation in immer wechselnden Schattierungen erscheinen und Klangbilder von suggestiver Kraft entstehen. [Translated] The charismatic conductor Ariane Matiakh inspired the Nationaltheater-Orchester to top performances on this evening; the chemistry just seemed to be right, musical enthusiasm, irrepressible energy and controlled devotion caused the famous spark to fly. With brilliant and clear signalling, she not only ensured opulent colour development and precision, but also let the instrumentation appear in ever-changing shades and created sound images of suggestive power.